Many seniors can look forward to each Valentine’s Day thanks to Linda Karp and her Blossoms for Barbara annual event. This is the 10th year Karp and her network of volunteers will be delivering flowers to those in the care of hospice, patients in assisted living and convalescent locations, battered women’s shelters, hospitalized Veterans and elderly recipients of Meals on Wheels in the surrounding area.
This year, a total of 1600 flowers will be delivered including some for the healthcare nurses at John Muir Concord and Walnut Creek locations.
Blossoms for Barbara was created in 2011 to honor the memory of Barbara Manss, Linda’s mother.
“I wanted to give a loving and compassionate gesture to the families and patients in the care of hospice,” Linda stated. With the support of the Clayton Valley Garden Club, local businesses and individuals the Blossoms for Barbara Valentine’s event continues to flourish. Since 2011, Blossoms for Barbara has delivered over 10,000 flowers.